In this book, originally published in 1967, the author gives his views of history, from reflection on living history as distinct from books about past history. He sees histories as the related histories of individuals and gives an account of the meanings in those individuals’ lives and defends the beliefs dominatnly held in relation to them. He challenges professional historians to concern themselves with the fundamentals of history, and philosophers to return to the cnsideration of problems persistent in the previous history of philosophy, occidental and oriental.
1. Introduction Part 1: The Factors of History 2. The Physical World as a Stage for History 3. Individuals as the Experients of and the Agnets in History 4. God as Author, Producer and Chief Actor in History Part 2: The Meanings in History 5. Basic Value-Experiences in Human History 6. Evils in History Part 3: The Nature of History 7. Main Currents and Civilization in History 8. The Nature of History